Will You Marry Me?

This week a federal judge in Louisiana did something remarkable. He didn’t bow down to the cultural peer pressure associated with the gay agenda. Judge Martin Feldman ruled that it is the right of the states to define marriage…not the federal government.

Judge Feldman ruled that the Louisiana definition of marriage, which is currently defined as the union of a man and a woman needs no “redefinition”. In Louisiana, 78% of the state voters agreed that the definition of marriage was a state right…not a right that could simply be mandated or over-ruled by a court. Judge Feldman also said this:

[Louisiana] has a legitimate interest…whether obsolete in the opinion of some, or not, in the opinion of others…in linking children to an intact family formed by their two biological parents.

As part of Judge Feldman’s ruling he further added this:

The Court is persuaded that a meaning of what is marriage that has endured in history for thousands of years, and prevails in a majority of states today, is not universally irrational.

Judge Feldman also voiced concerns that many of us have had over the issue of the redefinition of marriage. Feldman said that there were too many questions surrounding a redefinition of marriage that would make it difficult for any court to overturn the will of the citizens. Feldman said a redefinition of marriage would open a Pandora’s Box of hypotheticals such as marriage between an aunt and niece, aunt and nephew, father and child, [or] brother and brother…

Judge Feldman understands. How refreshing to see someone with some common sense in a position of authority. In an age when common sense just seems to be dead, we need more folks with common sense and a backbone like Judge Feldman.

At Toccoa Falls College we believe that God clearly established the definition of marriage in Genesis with one man and one woman. That same definition may be found throughout scripture. It’s great to see a federal judge understand that a change in this biblical definition of marriage leads to all sorts of problems and complexities. Moving away from God’s laws and principles always does.

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